LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring  the equalising goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Three Major Talking Points From Gameweek 5 of the Premier League

The fifth Gameweek of Premier League had its set of twists and turns. While a couple of struggling sides got their campaign back on track, couple were left clueless and in the dark. As promised, this week, too, we were treated with some fascinating encounters and here are three major talking points from the English top-flight's fifth matchday


  • Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff
  • Manchester City 3-0 Fulham
  • Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester
  • Watford 1-2 Manchester United
  • Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal
  • Huddersfield 0-1 Crystal Palace
  • Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool
  • Wolves 1-0 Burnley
  • Everton 1-3 West Ham

3. Return of Sane

It's been a difficult last few months for last season's PFA Young Player of the Year, Leroy Sane.  After missing out on Germany's World Cup squad, the youngster was desperate to make his mark in the Premier League, but here, too, he fell out of favour with Pep Guardiola. 


This weekend, he finally broke into the starting XI, and marked his return with a well-taken goal. Sane netted within two minutes of his first league start of the season as Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 win over Fulham. 

2. Spirited Manchester End Watford Dream Run

Back when the season kicked off, no one had pegged Watford to play Manchester United for their fifth consecutive win of the season. The Hornets' dream run was stopped, after all, but they still went down swinging. 


A desperate United threw the kitchen sink at the hosts in the first half and got themselves 2-0 up through Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling's well-taken goals. Andre Gray pulled one back for Watford, but thanks to David de Gea's heroics, the goal ended up being just a consolation. 


United, who bagged their first back-to-back wins this season, ended the game with 10-men after Nemanja Matic late red card. 

1. Liverpool and Chelsea March on

Liverpool and Chelsea extended their perfect start to the campaign with wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City, respectively. 


Tottenham were thoroughly outplayed by the Reds, as goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino at either side of 90 sealed the game for the visitors. Eric Lamela scored a consolation for Spurs in stoppage. 


Cardiff started the match brightly and got themselves ahead at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's mercurial number 10, Eden Hazard, responded with a hattrick before WIllian added the fourth to propel the Blues above Liverpool on goal difference.